Advertise with us

Rates effective January 2016

For more information or to reserve space

Contact:

Messenger Advertising
1451 Dundee Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
800-323-8039, ext. 308
fax 847-742-1407
e-mail: messengerads@brethren.org

Magazine Profile

Each issue of Messenger reaches over 7,500 households, in print and with our digital edition. Most of those are connected to the Church of the Brethren, a Christian denomination with Anabaptist-Pietist roots.

The 32-page color magazine is filled with features, news, and other articles about Christ at work through the church. Messenger also includes media reviews, letters, and Bible studies. These resources and more go out 10 times a year.

We invite you, via your advertisements, to reach the readers of Messenger.

Closing dates

Issue Space reservations Copy
Jan./Feb. Nov. 1 Nov. 15
Mar. Jan. 1 Jan. 15
Apr. Feb. 1 Feb. 15
May Mar. 1 Mar. 15
June Apr. 1 Apr. 15
July/Aug. May 1 May 15
Sept. July 1 July 15
Oct. Aug. 1 Aug. 15
Nov. Sept. 1 Sept. 15
Dec. Oct. 1 Oct. 15

Deadline for cancellation is the same as the deadline for space reservations. Advertisements canceled after that date will still be billed for the cost of space originally reserved.

Classifieds

Minimum charge is $75 for up to 80 words; 50 cents per word beyond 80 words. A 10% frequency discount will be given for 6 or more classified ads in one year. Ads may be edited to conform to Messenger style. Classified ads must be received in writing, preferably via e-mail, by the reservation deadline listed above.

Ad specifications

All ads are four-color process. Ads should be sent as high-resolution PDF files. All fonts and graphics must be included with the file. Trim size for page is 8½ x 11” with ¼” bleed on four sides. Minimum line screen is 133; 150 is preferred. Advertiser will be billed extra charges for additional preparation of ads.

Ad sizes

1x 3x 7x
Cover 2 $1,554 $1,323 $1,176
Cover 3 1,659 1,489 1,323
Cover 4 1,880 1,692 1,504
Full page inside
  • (8 1/2" x 11")
$1,323 $1,191 $1,058
2/3 page
  • (4 7/8" x 9 3/4")
1,103 992 882
1/2 page
  • horizontal (7 1/2" x 5")
  • vertical (4 7/8" x 7 1/2")
903 794 706
1/3 page
  • horizontal (4 7/8" x 5")
  • vertical (2 1/4" x 9 3/4")
735 662 588
1/6 page
  • (2 1/4" x 5")
497 446 397
Column inch 138 125 110
Bind-in cards Price will be equivalent to cost of full-page ad plus $230 for binding.